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vmware - independent disks

What is the difference between an independent and non-independent disk?
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Independent disks are not affected by snapshots. Non-independent is same as "normal/default" and the virtual disk works with snapshots.

There are two flavors of independent disks:
   persistent - changes are persisted across reboots of the virtual machine
   non-persistent - changes are reverted (kind of like reverting to a snapshot) when the vm is powered off

Hope this helps
ENTPFAuthor Commented:
so what happens when you snapshot an independent disk?
nothing happens to the independent disks, if you have other disks they are snapshotted, along with the configuration (vmx) file and memory if you select that option for a running machine
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